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  • Bangladesh's vulnerable 30 million people

    July 05, 2016

    This video tells about a 35 minute documentary on the effects sea-level rise and climate change will have on the people of Bangladesh.  Some 30 million people are expected to be displaced as global sea levels rise by one metre. To watch the full film c

  • Bangladesh's water crisis

    May 09, 2016

    During summer months, villages across northern Bangladesh lack water for drinking, domestic use and agricultural purposes. Experts say the problem is due to a combination of climate change and groundwater depletion. The crisis mostly affects poor farming communities, many of whom say the government's effort to tackle the problem has been inadequate. In response, aid agencies — including Catholic charity Caritas — are providing villagers with support so they can best manage the affects of the crisis. Photographer Stephan Uttom took these images in various villages in Chapai Nawabganj district, northern Bangladesh.